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The Journey to Better Governance

by Starling Insights


May 26, 2023

In her last speech as Deputy Chair of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, Helen Rowell reflected on key changes in thinking surrounding financial sector governance and risk management over her 21-year tenure.

The 2022 Compendium is available now!

Now in its 5th year, Starling's Compendium features over 60 contributors from across the industry as well as detailed analysis of the latest trends in culture & conduct risk supervision.

Strengthening supervisory assessments of risk culture

by Wayne Byres


May 15, 2022

In examining the lessons of the Global Financial Crisis, prudential supervisors quickly recognised that risk culture had been a critical determinant of financial success or failure. Prior to the crisis, an excessive focus on short-term financial success (the ‘what’) without sufficient regard to the way in which results were generated (the ‘how’ and the ‘why’) allowed excessive risk-taking to go unaddressed ... (cont)